July 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Islander ‘powers through’ disability to reach national games

In just a week’s time, Norm Marsh will board a private jet sponsored by CVS at T.F. Green Airport, bound for Lincoln, Neb. More...

News

Island youth litter patrol on mission with a message

If you see a band of boys in bright orange shirts lurking about this summer, don’t be alarmed – you’re likely looking at the Jamestown Youth Litter and Conservation Team, a group of youths led by team coordinator Bonnie Jamison. More...

N.K.H.S. meets all performance targets

State performance classifi- cations are out and it’s not bad news for North Kingstown High School. According to the latest R.I. Dept. More...

Mayers and Dutton win island golf tournament

Jamestown residents John Mayers and Art Dutton shot a team low net of six under par 28 to win the 2010 member–member golf tournament at the Jamestown Golf Course recently. More...

Sam Bari

The dreaded morning people

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

A recent article in a British newspaper addressed a subject that has long been ignored. More...

About Town

Police group to host teen trip week

The Jamestown Police Benevolent Association, Recreation Dept. and the Teen Center will host a week of trips for teens beginning Aug. 10. Space is limited, so please sign up ASAP; teens can sign up for one or all of the days. More...

New yoga classes offered at Beavertail

Three yoga classes will now be offered at Beavertail through a collaboration with Innerlight Center for Yoga & Meditation and the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Dept. Classes will be held Mondays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:15 a.m. More...

Library book sale begins today

The annual book sale at the Jamestown Philomenian Library begins today, Thursday, July 8, with a paid preview from 7 to 9 p.m. The sale runs through July 23 during regular library hours. More...

Obituaries

William I. Shepley, 85

William I. Shepley died in Newport Hospital on July 5, 2010, a few days before his 86th birthday. Bill was born in Newport, the son of William I. Shepley and Helen (Hambly) Shepley. More...

Charles William Dawson, 100

Charles William Dawson, 100, died peacefully early July 4, 2010. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. More...

Legals

LEGAL NOTICES

TOWN OF JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE JAMESTOWN ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING JULY 27, 2010, AT THE JAMESTOWN TOWN HALL 93 NARRAGANSETT AVENUE, JAMESTOWN, RHODE More...

Town nets $750,000 for turbine

The announcement that Jamestown will receive a $750,000 federal grant to help the town build an approximately $5 million wind turbine was the most dramatic piece of news to emerge from the June 6 meeting of the Town Council. More...

Chief Tighe retires and gets rehired

Jamestown Police Chief Thomas Tighe announced his retirement on Wednesday, June 30, at a special meeting of the Town Council. Town Administrator Bruce Keiser promptly rehired Tighe with a one-year contract the following day. More...

Editorial

A great parade

The annual Fourth of July parade on the North End attracted islanders of all ages who were celebrating Independence Day. An antique fire truck (top photo) had plenty of parade-loving passengers. More...

Showing their colors

Louis Connoni, 4, and six-year-old Kate Connoni, grandchildren of Judy Knight, enjoy a ride during the annual North End Fourth of July parade. Photo by Andrea von Hohenleiten More...

Letters to the Editor

‘Paint Beavertail’ a team effort

On Sunday, June 27, Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association and Conanicut Island Art Association held a first-ever auction sale of art portraying the beauty of the lighthouse and its stunning setting on Narragansett Bay. More...

Closer to new van goal

The Senior Center and the Teen Center recently hosted a bingo game to continue to raise the funds needed to purchase a new van. More...

Wish they were all like Sam

I just want to compliment Sam Bari on his column, “War: We are ridiculous.” More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday July 8 8:30 a.m., Pilates, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 3 to 8 p.m., Teen center, grades 7 to 12, recreation center 5 p.m., Total Body Conditioning, Jamestown Golf Course, fee 5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Super kudos to the Jamestown Rocket ‘hogs. A job well done once again! More...

Island History

This week in Island history

Week of July 8

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. 100 years ago From the Newport Journal, July 9, 1910 More...

News of Record

TOWN MEETINGS

Wednesday, July 14 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Harbor Management Commission meets. Monday, July 19 7 p.m., Town Hall, the Town Council meets. Wednesday, July 21 7:30 p.m., Town Hall, the Planning Commission meets. More...

POLICE LOG

DUI, possession of marijuana, driving in possession of controlled substance More...

EMS RUNS

1:42 p.m., June 29, EMS 1, Highland Drive, refusal. 9:02 p.m., June 29, EMS 1, Narragansett Avenue, transported. 11:11 a.m., June 30, EMS 1, Columbia Avenue, refusal. 10:59 a.m., June 30, EMS 1, Racquet Road, transported. More...